Came across this article by CNN, reporting a study has found that alcohol impairs drives more than using marijuana. I personally, do not drink and drive, but I have smoked before driving a vehicle. I medicate regularly and have found in moderation, I can drive without any issues. I would not recommend driving while medicated for everyone, as people react differently. I am interested to see how many people feel marijuana affects their ability to operate a vehicle? In my opinion, the study was based on too small of a sampling group, 19 people is not enough research to make claims. However, .065% BAC is similar to 4 beers an hour for a 200 lbs adult and they do not mention how much cannabis was ingested. I am interested to see how the state plans to approach this topic. As a CT patient, you are not allowed to be smoking in a moving car.
Fed study: Booze impact greater than pot on driving
(CNN)A new study, funded in part by the federal government, suggests alcohol has a more extreme impact on drivers than marijuana.
Researchers said alcohol “significantly increased lane departures/minimum and maximum lateral acceleration; these measures were not sensitive to cannabis.” Researchers also concluded Cannabis-influenced drivers “may attempt to drive more cautiously to compensate for impairing effects, whereas alcohol-influenced drivers often underestimate their impairment and take more risk.”
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office on National Drug Control Policy, and federal safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funded the study.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it used the “most sophisticated driving simulator of its kind to mirror real-life situations.”
The participants drank alcohol to reach approximately 0.065% peak breath alcohol concentration, inhaled vaporized marijuana or had a placebo.
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